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Old November 29, 2012, 09:30 PM   #1
Join Date: November 4, 2012
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Shooting with injuries?

First, a little backstory. I dislocated my shoulder back in March while longboarding. I am extremely active in the martial art of Kung Fu San Soo (black belt) and Parkour. Since March, I have re-dislocated my shoulder 4 other times, two of them being major, two minor during these activities.

I have surgery on Dec 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) and the recovery time is 3-6 months. My two best friends just got some Romanian WASR-10s, and we had planned on setting up a tactical range with some steel I have welded into targets. I have an AR-15 and SKS, and obviously had planned on joining in the action.

Well, tonight I managed to have my 3rd major dislocation in Kung Fu, so that might screw my plans over. Honestly, this is probably the worst one yet, as I am in excruciating pain whenever i move my shoulder (I did re-locate it). From former experience, I am not able to hold up a rifle for at least 2 or 3 days, and that is with a minor-ish dislocation.

Are you starting to see my predicament? I suppose I should add that my friends are leaving for college in January, and I know for a fact I won't be able to hold a rifle up for a long time after the surgery.

I am thinking about just popping 4 or 5 Ibuprofen or maybe a Hydro (have some left over from a previous surgery) and icing the hell out of it beforehand. This really means a lot to me as it could be the one and only time I get to do any kind of tactical shooting before they leave for college.

So my questions are, in my situation, would you go shooting too? And what kind of injuries have you pushed through to shoot?
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